Would you like to become a leader in the non-profit sector?

winter whiteout on the Cairngorm plateau

With no end to winter in sight, a graduate scheme in the non-profit sector could be just the thing to keep you warm. Photo: D.Gillie, Cairngorm plateau in winter

Are you a final year undergraduate or doing a taught postgraduate? If you’re thinking about a career in the non-profit, charity or housing sector, Charityworks may be your answer. Charityworks is dedicated to finding and developing the future leaders of the non-profit sector in the UK.  The only graduate scheme of its kind, Charityworks is a paid, twelve month graduate scheme placing you in a job with a leading charity or housing organisation, at the same time as taking part in an extensive management training course.

Here’s what one Edinburgh student recently said about their placement with Charityworks:

“Management trainees on the Charityworks scheme receive a full time placement in a third sector organisation, training from leaders in the sector, a mentor and accreditation from the Institute of Learning and Management. I work at [a charity] which supports adults with learning difficulties. Other trainees are based in housing organisations or campaigning charities. I have been managing a project of 6 self-advocacy groups based in -shire and working with an organisation which employs Quality Assessors and managers with a learning difficulty to assess the quality of support we offer. This means my work ranges from supporting people to organising a local sponsorship effort to creating a learning and development portfolio or to launching a recruitment drive.”

(The graduate does also talk about a gruelling recruitment process! The full case study is available on SAGE – search for Employers >> Charityworks and then click on the Employer News item for Charityworks)

The main benefits of Charityworks are:

  • A full time salary of £15,000 for 12 months
  • An opportunity to work in at least one leading charitable organisation (a list of partners can be found on their website)
  • Bi-monthly learning sessions, accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • The skills needed to work at first level management across the non profit sector
  • The opportunity to influence change through project work and research
  • Mentoring from a sector expert
  • A professional network of 50+ non profit organisations
  • A powerful peer group

After the first two years of the scheme, 100% of the Graduate Trainees were offered jobs in the organisations with whom they had undertaken a placement, all in a position above entry level.

The closing date for applications is April 22 2013. Find out more about applying on the Charityworks website.


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